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Monday 16 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minster, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has relinquished his Education and Training ministerial portfolio to Hon. Penisimani Fifita from today, 16 January 2017. The PM becomes Minister of Internal Affairs in a re-assignment of portfolios that was granted by the King.
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Wednesday 4 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i, is emerging from its scaffolding wraps in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District, as constuction nears completion.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva to redeploy four senior staff from Foreign Affairs to other government ministries was overturned by the Public Service Tribunal on 9 December 2016.
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Wednesday 14 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three women have been recruited as new Chief Executive Officers by the Public Service Commission for a period of four-years.
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Wednesday 14 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aisea Taumoepeau became Tonga’s first Ombudsman on 2 December after HM King Tupou VI in Privy Council consented to the Commissioner for Public Relations (Amendment) Act 2016 on 24 November.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Government’s public service will close down on Tuesday, December 20 at 4:30pm for the beginning of their Christmas vacation.
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Friday 14 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Minister for Internal Affairs has been named as Hon Penisimani Fifita, Tongatapu’s No.9 People’s Representative to Parliament, effective today, Friday October 14.
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Thursday 13 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Internal Affairs launched colourful printed copies of Tonga’s first Community Development Plans at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku’alofa on Tuesday, 4 October. Meanwhile, the Department for Local Government was transferred from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of Training, Employment, Youth, and Sports, and then to the Ministry of Internal Affairs - who say it will move again.
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Friday 30 September 2016
New York, USA
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva received a Certificate of Honour as Honorary International Consultant of Peace from the President of the Federation of World Peace and Love, Dr Hong Tao-Tze on 22 September at a United Nations side event
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Thursday 15 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sosefo Fe’aomoeata (Fe'ao) Vakata was dismissed as Tonga’s Minister of Internal Affairs, on 13 September 2016, the Prime Minister’s Office announced this afternoon, 15 September.
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Wednesday 14 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Cabinet decision on the future of the Minister for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Hon. Fe’ao Vakata, remains unknown after a Cabinet meeting today 14 September.
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Friday 2 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva and his delegation are attending meetings including the 10th Pacific Island Conference of Leaders in Honolulu from August 30 to September 1. He is also expected to attend the 47th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Pohnpei next week.
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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Association PSA on 8 August applied to the Tonga Supreme Court for an injunction to stop government from implementing a new salary structure that was introduced on 1 July 2016.
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Thursday 4 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Vote of No Confidence against the Prime Minister has not been filed with Tonga's Parliament. "We have not received a notice or motion for Vote of No Confidence," the Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole’o confirmed this morning, 4 August.
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Friday 29 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fact that Tonga is known to be involved in illegal sales of the Tongan national identity is mind-boggling. Yesterday New Zealand’s Prime Minister urged Tonga’s Prime Minister to do something about it. So what is going on?
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Thursday 28 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five new Tonga Tourism Authority board members were approved by Cabinet yesterday, 27 July.
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Wednesday 27 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A complaint has been lodged with Tonga's Public Relations Commission against the new Minister for Tourism, Hon. Semisi Sika, accusing him of an "illegal takeover" of the Tonga Tourism Authority Board, according to Tomifa Paea, the TTA chairman who said he filed the complaint and that the dispute had led to a freezing of the TTA bank account. It is now expected that new board members for TTA will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, in an ongoing dispute between the Minister of Tourism and the TTA that was originally set up to operate as an independent body.
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Thursday 14 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tatafu Moeaki, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning has resigned from the Civil Service before the end of his contract.
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Thursday 14 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to King Tupou VI from the Public Service Association (PSA) was submitted on Tuesday, 12 July, as the PSA continues to push for defering the implementation of new civil salary structures. The petition was signed by 476 public servants.
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Monday 11 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a decision on Friday, Tonga's Cabinet turned down a Petition by the Public Service Association to defer the implementation of a new civil service salary structure from 1 July 2016 to 1 January 2017. A move to increase the salary of the Prime Minister to $100,000 per annum was also deferred.
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